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High fees remain biggest barrier to private markets – survey

Other obstacles include lack of in-house expertise, difficulty finding good managers and challenges executing co-investments, according to bfinance.

Reputational risk in the #MeToo era

With the rise of the anti-sexual-harassment movement, industry stakeholders need to think differently as they mitigate reputational risk.

LGT: US ‘a concern’ as ESG progress slows

An unwillingness to improve ESG standards over a number of years could impact LGT’s desire to re-up with some existing GPs.

PE lags other asset classes in sustainable opportunities

Just 36% of asset owners have identified quality sustainable investing opportunities in private equity, trailing public equities and real assets, according to Morgan Stanley.

Food and ag chief leaves TPG’s The Rise Fund

Joy Basu’s exit from her role with the $2bn vehicle leaves it without a lead executive for agriculture, one of the seven sectors it targets.

BVCA report highlights PE’s gender problem

The lobby group's first report on gender equality in private equity found just 6% of senior investment team roles are held by women.

Abraaj breaks silence with creditors meeting

The firm has called a private meeting in Dubai with shareholders, creditors and advisors to discuss the potential sale of its fund management business.

Abraaj problems pose threat to MENA fundraising

Developments at Abraaj Group mean LPs should conduct even more rigorous due diligence when considering MENA commitments.

Church of England endowment restores faith in PE

The £8.3bn fund is planning to increase its target allocation to the asset class through 'world-class managers'.

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